Dog Sledding

Running sled dogs in a tour - by Kim HigginsDog sledding is the ultimate activity for being physically active, having fun, building relationships, enjoying animals, and finding a love for the winter. Your students will participate in a historic and sustainable method of travel while enjoying their natural surroundings. Students have the opportunity, in pairs, to drive their own dog sled team, through the wilderness of Haliburton Forest. Your students will receive thorough instructions for operating the dog sled, being aware of the dogs, and communicating with one and other. Finally, students will explore the forest on an introduction tour (1hr) or a half day tour (2hr) lead by one of our professional experienced guides.

On their return, students will get to meet and greet some of the friendly Siberian Huskies inside the kennel. Pair the student's adventure with other winter activities, like: cross-country skiing, wilderness survival skills, and snowshoeing to really complete their winter learning experience. This is an opportunity that students will be talking about for the rest of their lives. More information about dog sledding can be found on the dog sledding page.

Please contact the facilitation staff for further inquires and pricing information at experiences@haliburtonforest.com.

Huskies Hannah and Heidi - by Sam Allard

Expectations for Grade 11

Geographics: The Geographers Tool Kit
Human-Environment Interactions
SE.BKU4 – describe the role of geo-technologies in outdoor recreation

Geography: Travel and Tourism – A regional Geographic Perspective
Human-Environment Interactions
SE.DPS1 – compare the positive and negative effects of tourism on people and the environment in selected sites or regions
SE.DPS2 – analyse specific examples of how tourist activities can threaten fragile environments or species

Science: Workplace
Human Impact on the Environment
SE.UBC1 - analyse interactions between the environment and human activities

Healthy Active Living Education
Physical Activity
SE.MS1 – demonstrate the development of movement skills in a variety of physical activities
SE.SR1 – apply the specific rules and guidelines for participation in recreational and sports activities, including team, group, dual, and individual activities
SE.SR2 – explain factors that affect performance and participation in recreational and sports activities
SE.SR3 – use ethical strategies and tactics to enhance their performance in specific situations and conditions

Active Living
SE.AP2 – demonstrate personal improvement in their performance of a variety of physical activities
SE.SP4 - describe strategies that will affect their choice of activities and encourage lifelong participation and enjoyment
SE.SP5 – demonstrate positive, responsible personal and social behaviour in physical activity settings
SE.SP6 – demonstrate leadership
SE.S1 – apply appropriate guidelines and procedures for safe participation in physical activities
SE.S2 – demonstrate behaviour that minimizes risk to themselves and others

Living Skills
SE.DM1 – describe their understanding of what constitutes healthy active living
SE.SM1 – describe the positive and negative effects of stresses that are part of daily life